Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

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LONDON — The global community will find out “fairly soon, within the next few years” what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of...

Former NASA astronaut eyes US Senate, advocacy group says

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A nonprofit group encouraging STEM professionals to run for public office is pushing a former NASA astronaut to enter North Carolina's...

From a prolonged pandemic, a rethink of life’s milestones?

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Wedding anniversaries for Elizabeth O'Connor Cole and her husband, Michael, usually involve a dinner reservation for two at a fancy restaurant. Not this time...

Health panel expands lung cancer screening for more smokers

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More Americans now qualify for yearly scans to detect lung cancer, according to guidelines released Tuesday that may help more Black smokers and women...

Bezos plans to spend $10 billion by 2030 on climate change

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NEW YORK — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans to spend the $10 billion he invested in the Bezos Earth Fund by 2030, the fund’s...

Etna keeps up its spectacular explosions; ash rains on towns

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ROME — A particularly spectacular blast from Italy's Mount Etna volcano belched out a towering cloud of ash and lava stone Sunday onto Sicilian...

Journal’s ‘appalling’ racism podcast, tweet prompt outcry

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A prominent medical journal’s provocative tweet was meant to prompt interest in a podcast on racism. Instead, the Twitter post and the podcast stoked...

Quake-ravaged part of Croatia sees gaping sinkholes emerge

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MECENCANI, Croatia — After the deadly earthquake came the sinkholes. ...

Officials seeking answers to Puerto Rico telescope collapse

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The National Science Foundation said Friday that it could cost up to $50 million just to clean up the...

Researcher under federal investigation for Chinese ties

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BANGOR, Maine — A former scientist at The Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, Connecticut, is being investigated by the FBI for failing to disclose financial...